Accomplishments: Division of Student Affairs

December 2, 2021
William W. Sullivan (CAEO) and Esther Langston (Social Work and CAEO) will be inducted in Historical Westside Legacy Park on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. Langston and Sullivan are educational and community pioneers. The park will include plaques with historic information on those people honored there. The park is located at 1600 Mount Mariah Drive in Las Vegas.
November 5, 2021
Kyle Ethelbah (Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach) served on a national webinar, "Best Practices for Student Success,” on Nov. 1 alongside Margaret Mbindyo of Millersville University and Bernard Rowan of Chicago State University to share effective ways to approach serving at risk students on the college campus. The webinar was hosted by Evan360 and drew higher education administrators from across the US. 
November 1, 2021
Chartae Witherspoon (CAEO) and 10 students from the Upward Bound Math & Science Center participated in the Good Trouble Book Club, sponsored and initiated by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) in honor of late U.S. Rep. John Lewis. The club met twice over the course of six weeks to discuss the chapters of Lewis' Across That Bridge. President Keith E. Whitfield participated in the book club, discussing one of the chapters with the students. In addition to reading the book,...
October 27, 2021
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) recently presented four sessions at the International Leadership Association's 23rd Global Conference, held in a hybrid format both online and in Geneva, Switzerland. He collaborated with 12 colleagues from 10 different institutions including Johns Hopkins, Texas A&M, and the University of Florida for these sessions, which were titled: Imagining Interdisciplinary Leadership: SDGs in Action in the Classroom and Beyond Critical...
September 7, 2021
Luke Allen (Counseling and Psychological Services) published an article "Gender-Affirming Psychological Assessment With Youth and Families: A Mixed-Methods Examination" in Practice Innovations. This study's findings highlight how mental health professionals can promote parental acceptance of their child’s gender identity by describing supportive interviewing and psychological assessment procedures for transgender youth and their families at the point of entry to gender-affirming medical care.
August 16, 2021
Kristine Jan C. Espinoza and Blanca Rincón (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education), Lawrence Letourneau (Academic Enrichment and Outreach), Judd Harbin (Student Affairs), and Brent M. Drake (Decision Support) have received a $10,000 research grant award from APIA Scholars to fund a research project entitled, “Oceania in the Desert: Exploring and Disaggregating Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) Data at an R1 Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving...
June 7, 2021
The UNLV HOPE Scholars program (Service Learning and Leadership) has been awarded three years of funding totaling $180,000 by the United Way of Southern Nevada as part of their Community Impact Grants. The funding will sustain annual cohorts of students experiencing housing insecurity entering the HOPE Scholars program, which provides 12-month housing and meal support alongside wrap-around services, workshops, community building, and academic support for students.  The program, managed by the...
June 4, 2021
Guadalupe Negrete (CAEO) and Tara McManus (Communication Studies) co-authored an article, "“Okay Twitter… Trend this, Sucka! #Supernatural': A Content Analysis of the Supernatural Fandom’s Use of Live-tweeting" that has been published in The Journal of Social Media in Society. The article examines the use of live-tweeting by the Supernatural fandom and provides insight into what strategic communicators can learn from a fandom's use of live-tweeting. 
June 2, 2021
Romeo Jackson (Student Diversity & Social Justice) delivered the keynote at the Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera Gala at DePaul University titled "The Nuanced Legacies of Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera." They also presented at the HBCU Culture: Reducing Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking at HBCU's conference hosted by Ujima, Inc.: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community on Providing Culturally Welcoming Approaches to LGBTQIA+...
May 26, 2021
Russell Argenal (Student Wellness) and Jason Flatt (Environmental and Occupational Health) presented their poster, "Measuring Health Disparities among Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM) using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System," at the virtual 2021 National LGBTQ Health Conference hosted by the Institute of Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing at Northwestern University. This analysis compared health outcomes, as well as health...
May 24, 2021
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) had his degree conferred on May 22. He earned a doctorate of education in organizational leadership from Northcentral University.
May 19, 2021
Romeo Jackson (Student Diversity & Social Justice) was awarded an emerging scholar grant with QTPIE: QUEER AND TRANS PEOPLE IN EDUCATION. The mission of QTPiE is to educate, advocate, and build coalitions that advance equitable policies and practices for queer and trans people in higher education.